WordPress provides exciting features with many extensions. There are many plugins that does almost all the extra work for your blog. We are listing down the Top 8 WordPress plugin every blogger should have to make their life easy. You may check the previous article on how to install wordpress plugin.
- Akismet Anti-Spam
Akismet is a must have anti spam plugin that every blogger should install. This plugin saves your time by filtering out the real comment from spam comments. Akismet checks the comments posted on your blog against their global database of spam to prevent your site from publishing malicious content. In order to activate and configure Akismet plugin for free check here.
Jetpack keep any WordPress site secure, increase traffic, and engage your readers. This plugin has multiple options:
Site stats and analytics, Automatic sharing on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Reddit, and WhatsApp, Brute force attack protection to name a few.
The paid service for this plugin offers:
Search engine optimization tools for Google, Bing, Twitter, Facebook, and WordPress.com, Site backups, restores, and migrations.
- No self ping
When you link a post from any other post on your blog, it sends a pingback some people do not like this behavior as this clutters up their comments section. This plugin disables intra-blog pinging.
You can download the plugin from here.
- WP Super Cache
As your blog grows and becomes popular expect the number of hits to grow exponentially. It is always a good idea to keep a caching mechanism to avoid the overload time to load the page. This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier WordPress PHP scripts.
- Yoast SEO
Search Engine Optimization is essential for your blog and pages to increase the page rank. This plugin helps your blog to rank higher in the search engine. Yoast SEO forces you to choose a focus keyword when you’re writing your articles, and then makes sure you use that focus keyword everywhere.
Being a blogger is not only about educating people through your post but you can also make a huge difference by helping them through video blogs as well. The easiest way to embed your youtube video in the blog can be done via YouTube Embed Plugin. This plugin provides easy “Insert” button for both the Visual and Text mode of the editor.
- Broker link checker
Broken links are dead end for search engine & bad for your website SEO. This plugin is a broken link checker utility which scans your post and blogs. Once started, you can see results immediately, you can access to the results page doing a click in the scan name, or clicking the “Show results” link from the scan actions row.
This plugin is your safe guard and one of the most downloaded wordpress security plugin. Wordfence web application firewall stops your blog from getting hacked. Wordfence Scan alerts you quickly in the event your site is compromised. Wordfence Security is Multi-Site compatible and includes Cellphone Sign-in which permanently secures your WordPress website from brute force hacks.
We shall soon post on how to configure each and every plugin mentioned above. Stay tuned.
Happy blogging 🙂